Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 6/8/13
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Jeremy Hellickson managed some humor at his expense. The timing was appropriate, fresh off one of his best starts of a season that has included its share of struggle for him.The line was said in jest, but it spoke volumes. It showed the 26-year-old right-hander is aware he must be stronger, more consistent, and find his form of old. Hellickson was talking about the fifth inning of the Tampa Bay Rays 8-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday at Tropicana Field. To begin, he allowed Matt Wieters to single to right field and J.J. Hardy to single to left. At the time, Tampa Bay led 3-0, and after fumbles in recent weeks, another lead for Hellickson appeared at risk with no outs.Then, there was recovery. He struck out Chris Dickerson looking and forced Ryan Flaherty to ground into a fielders choice. Finally, Nate McLouth was retired on a harmless fly ball to left field.No damage, no harm. Eventually, Tampa Bays lead grew to eight by the fifths end. Then, ev...
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